Having been in the infantry a few hours, Quintus learns that it is not as easy or as civilised as the life of a cavalryman. Adjusting quickly to his new role and to new enemies, Quintus must prepare for the greatest battle in Roman history, the Battle of Cannae.
Painting of the carnage at Cannae. Hanno is an infantry officer in the Carthaginian army and is currently out of favour with his general Hannibal.
After releasing his old friend Quintus at the River Trebia, Hanno is desperate to show his worth to his general. As the Carthaginian army passes Capua, a chance encounter with Aurelia causes Hanno to look at his life differently.
Missing her brother and father and Hanno terribly, Aurelia is in despair as news from the battle at Trebia is slow to reach her farm in the Italian countryside. A fter her meeting with Hanno s he falls even deeper into depression, dreaming of a life that might have been if the war never happened. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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The fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno.
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Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely.
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But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun.
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